Bideford Long Bridge – North Devon


Bideford Long Bridge has quite a potted history and hopefully a long future ahead of it. It was originally constructed in timber around 1286 but due to regular need of repairs it was then became a masonry bridge in 1460 using the timber bridge as scaffold. The pointed arches certainly give it a medieval look.

In 1987, a new high-level trunk road bridge was constructed over the River Torridge, north of Long Bridge which you can see in the distance this relieved traffic loading on the old structure, which is the route we took to Ilfracombe.


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